10 Photoshop Glitch Effect Tutorial & Examples

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In Photoshop, you can easily create a glitch effect for your images, posters, pictures and paintings. Designers opt for Photoshop when it comes to designing. Design professionals need to be aware of how to give a glitch effect to the images. If you are relatively new to Photoshop, you don’t have to worry about giving glitch effects to your images, as we will provide you with tutorials that will teach you to do just that.

The glitch effect is giving the image some intentional error to create an impact. The original image, with some errors and flaws, makes it aesthetic and preferable to viewers too. In the photographs would consist frozen looking visuals, jagged lines or waves and inverted color.

Here we present 10 Photoshop glitch effect tutorials and examples for you:

1. Glitch Effect in Photoshop | 3 Amazing Techniques:

The tutorial teaches you to give glitch effect to the image in Photoshop. Not just one way but the tutorial teaches you 3 ways how to create the effect. The first way involves using a rectangular selection tool. Using wave option under distort and filter gallery option is the second way to create a glitch effect. The third technique is using RGB color. The video in the end also teaches how to create a text effect too. The video is approximately of 22 minutes which is a comparatively long time. But considering the tutorial teaches you three different ways to create this effect it is worth investing time in it. The tutorial teaches you from the essential elements which would make it easier for the designer to follow the instructions. The tutorials guide you step by step towards the effect, and with each step, you can find the difference to your image. The voice-over is clear and has subtitles going on throughout the video, which makes the tutorial easier to follow.

2. How to Make Glitch effect in Photoshop:

This tutorial is one easy way to learn the glitch effect in Photoshop. This video tutorial doesn’t have a voice-over and is approximately 4 minutes long. All you would have to do is go through this short tutorial and follow the visual instructions. The tutorial has subtitles that would guide you if you are unable to follow the visual steps. The music in the tutorial would help you to focus on the visual instructions and keep you hooked to it. The subtitles not just give you instructions to follow but also helps you to use shortcut keys through the tutorial. The tutorial is good for the beginners who don’t want to spend much time on learning the effect and for professionals just to refresh the memory. This short tutorial is worth going through and by the time the video ends, you are capable enough to create this  effect on your image in Photoshop.

3. How to Create a Portrait Glitch Effect in Photoshop – Portrait effect Photoshop tutorials:

This tutorial is almost 4 minutes long and most preferred due to the low duration and the quality it provides. The video has no voice-over to guide you through. But the tutorials visually impart much more; clearly, there seems no need for the voice over. The tutorial teaches the glitch effect from selection of the image from the system to create the effect step by step. Also, in the footer, short cut keys are shown for you to use in future while applying them. Creating layers and instructions at the footer make it easier to follow. The way the original image changes gradually due to the steps of action taken is terrific. This short tutorial may end soon but would have an enriching effect on you in terms of learning the this effect.

4. Glitch Effect on Portrait | Photoshop Tutorial:

The tutorial is a 7-minute video which is not long enough that could make you procrastinate to watch it. A smooth voice would guide you through instructions which also has visual instructions too in the photoshop. The tutorial has subtitles which also help you through the video to interpret the instructions precisely. Again, the tutorial very cleverly uses the cursor, which is a round yellow circle, that helps you to follow the steps in photoshop. There is no chance that you could miss the cursor moving and not follow it. The tutorial within a short span teaches you to add layers, change the colored image to black and white and following the process to achieve the glitch effect. While you create the glitch effect independently, there won’t be anything that you would come across that could stop you from achieving the goal, as the tutorial doesn’t miss any loop.

5. How To Make Glitch text in Photoshop. How To Create Awesome Text Glitch Effects – Photoshop Tutorial:

PS Design presents this video and is 9 minutes long tutorial. This tutorial is different from another tutorial as it shows how to make a glitch effect to theand not images. The glitch effect is widely used and not just on images but text as well. The tutorial has captivating music that continues throughout the video, which makes sure you don’t get distracted while watching the tutorial. From adding text to giving it effects in a process makes it easier for the beginners to understand the steps to create a glitch effect in the text. The tutorial has subtitles to guide you the steps in achieving the effect. Not just subtitles but also shortcut keys and in between the video, guides you through text for what to follow the next. In case of queries, PS Design even answers them and help you go through any hurdle if you find while practising the glitch effect. Invest your time in this 9-minute tutorial and get through the glitch effect.

6. How to Create 5 Amazing Glitch Effects in Photoshop:

This tutorial teaches you to create glitch effects in five different ways in Photoshop. The video is of less than 40 minutes long, but it would ensure you to learn five distinct techniques to achieve glitch effect in just one video. The tutorial is worth investing time as you can learn much more in this tutorial instead in short tutorials. The tutorial is more than half an hour which would make it challenging to sit and learn for a continuous period. It would help you if you could divide the time for the tutorial and learn one technique at a given time and then take a break and continue for the second one. The tutorial teaches you five techniques to achieve the glitch effect using channels, smart objects, blending options, noise and colored layers. Tutvid presents this tutorial, which has more than one million subscribers. Considering the quality of the tutorial in terms of imparting the glitch effect technique, the number of subscribers and the reviews the tutorial is must for every designer.

7. How to Create Glitch Photo Effect in Photoshop – Photoshop Tutorials:

Photoshop Tutorials presents this tutorial and shows how to create a modern glitch photo effect in Photoshop. The video is less than 7 minutes. It would enable you to learn, creating a glitch photo effect. From selecting the image to bringing changes and giving effects to achieve the glitch effect is shown precisely in the tutorial. The tutorial has no voice-over or subtitles to guide you through. All you have is visual instructions that you can follow in photoshop and pleasing music which would keep you go through the tutorial without any distractions. If you wish to learn the glitch photo effect in photoshop without investing much time, this tutorial is the most recommended one.

8. How to Create Unique Glitch Effect in Photoshop Tutorial:

The tutorial teaches you to create a unique glitch effect in photoshop. It involves creating the glitch effect using filters, filter gallery and other tools in photoshop. It is a simple yet straightforward tutorial which doesn’t consume your time in other things but entirely on achieving the effect. There is no voice-over to impart the instructions but enthralling music in the background. The tutorials have subtitles guiding you and instructing to follow the steps, also mentioning the shortcut keys. The tutorial has links for downloading images if you want to learn the glitch effects with the same images. Using different filters and creating glitch appears like magic through this tutorial. The video is just 5 minutes long and is perfect if you want to learn glitch effect in photoshop.

9. How to Create an Editable Animated RGB Glitch Effect in Adobe Photoshop: 

How to Create an Editable Animated RGB in Adobe Photoshop

This is an editorial tutorial which would help you create an editable animated RGB glitch effect in Photoshop. The tutorial has different categories, and each category is guided through multiple steps to achieve the glitch effect. Editorial tutorials help in going through each step with much precision, and in parallel, you can create the same. Reading the tutorial and along with creating the effect, this tutorial would help learn the technique faster. The tutorials explain each step vividly supported with images of the Photoshop document along with the images. Explaining through multiple steps how to add images as a smart layer and then glitch animation, to add old TV scan line pattern, create frame animation, save a gif animation and edit smart object content makes the instructions easier to follow.

10. How to Create a Cool Glitch Photo Effect in Adobe Photoshop:

The tutorial shows how to create a glitch photo effect in Photoshop. The 5 minutes tutorial would enable you to create photo glitch like the television and video games when an error occurred. When there is software errors or other bugs causes glitches, which leave the screen distorted and hard to figure out. Exactly those kinds of glitches are prevalent in today’s designing. The voice-over makes it easier to follow the instructions as well as the subtitles. The tutorial is presented by Envato Tuts who had also presented a tutorial before this for the glitch effect. They have presented the current video to make the procedure to get the glitch effect in a much easier way. The present tutorial starts from the basic so that it is easier to follow for those who might not have seen the previous tutorial. This quick video would help you create a cool glitch photo effect in Photoshop.

When you want to get amazing results, you tend to do your researches before you begin your project. During the process of research, you tend to learn a thing or two. It is possible that during learning, you come across your way to create something and impart the same to the fellows in your field. As a designer, it is essential to learn new things each day to become professional and have knowledge about every other element in designing. As a beginner who wants to learn the glitch effect can go through the above-listed tutorials to get a hand on them. Continue your research and keep finding inspiration. Learn and practice always. Maybe in the process of learning, you may find your unique way to create a glitch.

HR is a skilled graphic designer, digital marketing consultant, web developer, and content creator. With more than 10 years of experience in content creation, HR is dedicated to contributing engaging and thorough graphic and web design articles to Line25.

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